pic of hollow log

monarae_gw(z4 IOWA)May 21, 2009

Hi Everyone!

Just wanted to share a couple of pics of a hollowed out log that I "stole" from my brother-in-law. He was just about to throw it on the bonfire, and I grabbed it from him! lol! It is now part of my north garden.

Thanks for looking!

MonaRae

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Marlene Kindred

It looks as though it's always been a part of your garden! Love the planting!! Great steal!!

    Bookmark   May 21, 2009 at 6:28PM
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katishooked(6)

Great planter. Glad you saved it

    Bookmark   May 21, 2009 at 6:41PM
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dulcimerduo

OH man, thats awsome! Nice yard, WTG..

    Bookmark   May 21, 2009 at 6:53PM
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susiewantsroses(7b)

MonaRae, that is stunningly beautiful. Planters do not come better than that.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2009 at 6:57PM
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monarae_gw(z4 IOWA)

Thanks everyone!
The other day I went out to water, and saw what I thought was a dead hosta leaf in the log. I started to pour the water on it, and the "leaf" moved! lol! There was a tiny bat in there. Hubby and I helped it out so it could get away. And yes, I screamed like a little girl when the dang thing moved! hehe!

MonaRae

    Bookmark   May 21, 2009 at 7:16PM
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smickerdoodle

That is so great. I have been looking for a hollow log for a while. I had one before my divorce but I forgot it when I moved out and he threw it on the fire...someday I will find another one...

    Bookmark   May 21, 2009 at 7:28PM
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luckygal(3b)

Great "save" MonaRae! Looks as if it belongs in your lovely natural setting.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2009 at 7:58PM
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tasymo

GORGEOUS!!! Nice save from the bon fire! That really is an especially lovely planter.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2009 at 9:05PM
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use2bcapecodr(z5 OH)

Oh...that is sweeeeeet!! That would look perfect in my pine area!!

~Sandy~

    Bookmark   May 21, 2009 at 9:05PM
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leveta(6)

LOVE IT!!! LOVE IT!!!

    Bookmark   May 21, 2009 at 9:35PM
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laurastheme(8)

Fantastic planter! I would love to have that in my back yard. What is the plant that's trailing out? Is it creeping jenny?

    Bookmark   May 21, 2009 at 9:59PM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

It looks great! I planted my apple tree stump last year, inspired by this forum. It helps me to miss the apple tree a little less.
kathy

    Bookmark   May 21, 2009 at 10:30PM
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Purplemoon

That old log is really beautiful. Thank goodness you saved it. Hope your BIL learned a lesson, LOL.

hugs, Karen

    Bookmark   May 22, 2009 at 4:40AM
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bama_gardener(8b)

What a great save! I love different planters like that and it blends in so well!

    Bookmark   May 22, 2009 at 6:31PM
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jeannespines

Great save, monarae! Looks right at home there in your north garden ...they don't make 'em much better than that! Love it! I have a small hollowed out log in shade garden that I plant white impatiens in...they love it there! TFS & teaching that BIL some recycling skills! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2009 at 11:06PM
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luna_llena_feliz

I just love it! Bat and all! he-he It sounds like you found a hoary bat (pretty silver fur with a golden face), a Northern myotis bat (brown, reddish fur with a yellowish undercoat), a red bat (colored like a fox) or silver-haired bat (almost black). They are the type of bats that are solitary and like to roost in dead trees here in the Midwest. No worries about plant eating moths with them around!

I once encountered one hanging on the inside of an outhouse door when I was a kid. I went running out of their like a rocket. When my dad came back with me a few minutes later, it was gone! Thank goodness it didn't start flying around when I was in there. I might have dived down the hole! he-he

Did you hollow out the stump yourself or was it like that?

    Bookmark   May 23, 2009 at 12:27AM
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fldirt(z9Fl)

That is a wonderful log. Wish I had one...lucky you!

    Bookmark   May 23, 2009 at 2:30AM
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jitterbug4756(zone 8)

Oh my goodness, great save. It looks perfect the way you've planted it. Like Marlene said, like its always been there.What is that you planted between the hosta & creeping jenny? Sadly, even tho I went to 220% zoom on computer, these eyes still can't identify it...lol
Smicker..so sorry yours got thrown in fire by Evil Buzzard.
Take solice in the fact that what goes around DOES come back around..I've seen it first hand..lol.....judy

    Bookmark   May 23, 2009 at 2:51AM
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monarae_gw(z4 IOWA)

Thanks so much everyone! The plants are Creeping Jenny, New Guine Impatients and a Christmas Hosta.
As for the bat, it was a brown sable looking little guy. I had bat houses up out on our old shed, but the old shed fell down last year. lol! We had a bet on what day it would fall! Now comes the clean up....

Sure wish it would stop raining, so I could go out and play in the yard today. Son's graduation is tomorrow, so it will be a busy day!

MonaRae

    Bookmark   May 23, 2009 at 9:14AM
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cindee11461(z9CA)

I love your log planter! I would have grabbed that too!!! It looks fabulous!!!!!

CiNdEeS' GaRdEn

    Bookmark   May 23, 2009 at 1:28PM
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pa.gardenlady

Hi every one,
Great idea, I will be searching for one of these ;))

Beautiful

    Bookmark   May 23, 2009 at 6:38PM
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tennesseetrash(7 east tenn)

OH, I'm so glad you saved it from the fire! Love the way you've got it planted, the creeping jenny looks so pretty crawling out.

My sis-in-law has a similar, but larger, stump in her front yard of a huge old oak tree that fell during a storm about 5 years ago. She's got succulents, and other interesting things planted in it. I have a pic somewhere if I can find it, will update later.

Great save, and it adds such interet to your garden too! Good to see another Iowa gardener here! ~tenderlee

    Bookmark   May 27, 2009 at 8:19AM
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cait1

How did I miss this one??

She's a BEAUTY!!! And ditto what everyone else said!

    Bookmark   May 27, 2009 at 10:34AM
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shysue(TN)

I love that log! You made a beautiful planter out of it. I love your choice of plants for it. I use some smaller logs as planters. Wish I had one the size of yours that looks like a stump. I'm very envious!

    Bookmark   May 27, 2009 at 11:48AM
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biddlebeach(PA)

What a darling idea!!! it looks fabulous!

    Bookmark   May 27, 2009 at 12:33PM
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goldenpond((Vero.Beach FL 9b))

Wonderful stuff,God's creation.Doesnt even need paint!

    Bookmark   May 27, 2009 at 5:06PM
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